Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation. “Neighbors” writer Andrew J. Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Brendan O’Brien.
Good Universe is producing with Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez banner.
Warner Bros. has also moved Todd Phillips’ comedy-drama “Arms and The Dudes” back five months from March 11 to Aug. 19, 2016. The film, based on a true story, follows two small-arms dealers — played by Miles Teller and Jonah Hill — who wind up in over their heads after receiving a $300 million government contract to supply weapons for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.